The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring
Publish date: April 10th 2007
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 294
Edition language: English
Preston was very involved and present throughout this book, so much so I'm not sure if I would classify it as nature memoir rather than narrative nonfiction. His presence added information about the feeling of climbing a giant tree, so I'm not condemning it. The focus of this book was rather more on...
Updated July 10, 2013 - link at bottomPreston looks at the very tallest trees on our planet and the people who seek them out, climb them and study them. This was a very engaging trip into a very unfamiliar territory. One amazing thing was that knowledge of the whereabouts of earth’s wooden giants is...
I enjoyed this--read it episodically over the last few weeks. Some great stuff on the trees, and I wish there'd been more, but the book was really focused on those folks obsessed, in love with the trees. There, too, I enjoyed the portraits, but didn't so much understand as bear witness to such pas...